Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Virtavia B-29A imminent.

FSX/P3D. Given just how advanced all modern warcraft are these days, the most devastating in all of human history remains the B-29A Superfortress known as the first aircraft ever to release an atomic bomb on an active population. Enola Gay Tibbets, the mother of the pilot, I can imagine was not too proud to learn that her name would go down in history in such a fashion. But it's all history now and I am sure many of you will put it to much better use. Virtivia is on the finishing stages and release is imminent. Thanks to Adi for the tipoff. Hey, did anyone know that the Enola Gay's pilot was also at one time the president of what we now know as NetJets? His grandson also flew the B-2. Huh. The more you know...

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Unknown said...

Cool, might have to pick this one up. In warbird mode this month :)

IFR7700 said...

Actually, his mother was extremely proud to have been penned to the nose of that B-29. She knew her namesake had been used to bring a swift end to a bloody world war and saved countless American lives. This must be part of the liberal revisionist history we've come to know and despise.

But the airplane looks pretty cool to me, and I might have to park it next to my A2A B-17.

Mark said...

Hiroshima and Nagasaki were chosen because they were virtually untouched by conventional bombing... as there were few military targets. Two atom bombs on civilian populations... no liberal spin, just facts.

LRW said...

I saw the retired Gen. Paul Tibbets at a WW2 airshow outside of Kansas City in the late 60's or early 70's. My dad and I drove out to the old Olathe Naval Air Station from our home in Independence, MO. They did a re-enactment of the air war, starting with Peal Harbor and ending with the big finale of Col. Tibbets at the controls of a B-29 dropping the first A-bomb, complete with a mushroom cloud explosion. That B-29 flying by at low altitude was quite a sight. (although the B-17 is still my favorite).

Growing up in Independence I also saw Harry Truman a few times when he was taking his morning walks. So my tangential brush with fame is having seen both the man who ordered the attacks and the man who led the group and commanded the first mission. My dad, as an Army veteran of the war in the Pacific, had no doubts about the necessity of how we ended the war.

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